CFO Profile: Aarti Takoordeen | JSE Limited

Aarti Takordeen | Chief Financial Officer | JSE Limited

When Aarti Takordeen - current CFO of JSE Limited - joined JSE, the company had no Finance strategy yet. Takordeen says this shocked her, and she began creating one straight away. With this new strategy, she reshaped the team into an accounting and a commercial team. Now, she spends half her time on analysis, but when she first began she was "more like 100 percent admin". For her work as the CFO of JSE, she won the Young CFO of the Year Award at the CFO Awards 2014.

Takordeen is a Chartered Accountant. She started her career while woring for NamITech as a Manager Business Finance. She later served as a TSG Finance Manager for Hewlett Packard. After working for Johnson Controls as its Finance Director, she became the Chief Financial Officer of JSE Limited in February 2013.

Nationality: South African
CFO since: February 2013

Career:

  • 2013 - Present: Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director - JSE Limited
  • 2009 - 2013: Finance Director - Johnson Controls
  • 2004 - 2009: TSG Finance Manager - Hewlett Packard
  • 2004 - 2005: Manager Business Finance - Business Intelligence - NamITech

Education:

  • CA(SA)
  • University of South Africa - Hons CTA, Accounting & Auditing
  • University of South Africa - Hons BCompt, Commerce

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Employees: 426
Sector: Financials
Industry: Financial Services



Activities:
JSE Limited was founded in 1887 and it operates as a market place for the trading of financial products in South Africa. The company provides trading in equities, warrants and exchange traded products. It also offers primary market, secondary market and post-trade services and back-office services, clearing and settlement services, technology and other technology-related services and information product sales services. In addition, the company provides a platform for trading equity and equity-related futures and options, trades in agricultural grain products and cash-settled derivatives on various commodities, including softs, energy and various metal, is involved in the interest rate and currency markets and sells live, statistical, historical and end-of-day data.

Financial Results:

Revenue (R Million)

2013

2012

2011

2010

n.a.

1385

1370

1366

Net Income (R Million)

2013

2012

2011

2010

n.a.

302

342

378